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Fiddle Festival delights Cloverdale crowd (w/video)

  • Ben Cleland plays on the main stage during the 39th Annual Cloverdale Old Time Fiddle Festival in Cloverdale on Saturday, April 5, 2014. (Conner Jay/The Press Democrat)

About 500 people turned out under sunny skies Saturday for the 39th Cloverdale Fiddle Festival.

The event held at the Cloverdale Citrus fairgrounds featured about 60 fiddlers competing for prizes as well as performances by bluegrass and old-time bands.

There were also guitar and mandolin players.

39th Cloverdale Fiddle Festival

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“It was a good turnout and the weather really helped,” organizer Mark Hogan said.

The festival, which nearly met its end in 2010 when city officials said they could no longer fund it, returned to its original one-day format this year.

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